Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tea and Bingo

Today's card was made for my Dad for Fathers Day, which was earlier this month in Australia.  I used the opportunity to use the Bingo Board that is Here Come The Boys challenge this fortnight.

This card could use a couple of lines on the board; I've gone with Die Cuts /Charms or Buttons/2 Squares (my metal ribbon sliders are square if you don't count my Wonky Squares Nesties used to cut the image panel with the square of polka dot paper), but it could have been Rafia Twine String/Cute Image/2 Squares or Die Cuts/Cute Image/Metal....so you see the board is very flexible!  As well as the Wonky Squares die I've used Nestabilities Standard Circles, Paper Play Challenges has Punches or Dies as their challenge this time so I'm entering there.
I've used the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces for their September challenge.  You know I like a good sketch! The background paper is from my stash, and the rest is from Kaisercrafts Up, Up and Away Collection, including the die cut scroll under the image.  The mats are from American Crafts and DCWV card.  I used string from my husbands shed!  I plaited some to make it more substantial through the sliders and just used it single strand to hang the charm.  The brown pearls are also from my stash.
The cute image is Jim Relaxing from Digistamp Boutique, all you have to do to enter their monthly challenge is use one of their images...no hardship at all, great images...so I'm in!  Once again I've coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I did colour this some time ago, so it's not as smooth as it could be but I think it suits the shabby chic sort of style of the card.  Digistamps 4 Joy has Colours of Fall, which I think this has (though we're in Spring here so I can hardly remember Autumn!) as its challenge, so I'm entering there.
My cute little teapot...the charm, that is, not my Dad (though he IS a little teapot - he's only 5'2" and he LOVES his tea, in fact one of the things their budgie says is "do you want a cup of tea Dad" - must hear it a LOT, lol) is from Sharon at Ewe 2 Can Craft...thanks again Woo!  The Simon Says Challenge this time is "Sing It" - inspired by a song; the song this card was inspired by (apart from "I'm a little tea pot",lol) is "Have a Cup of Tea" by the Kinks - probably before your time - and now I can't get it out of my head!  Sundays With Chrissy has Friendship as its challenge theme, I think my "feel like a cuppa" fits the bill, so I'm entering there.
The sentiment ticket on the front is a digi from Bizzy Becs A Little Bit of Everything; they're really great, come 21 (different sentiments) to a sheet and I just use the Crop function in Word to isolate one and print it on scrap.  I distressed the edges (of basically everything!) with Ancient Page ink.  Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this time is Just Sayin' (use some words on the front, easy peasy!)
The sentiment inside is made up of alpha stickers, I think by Weave.  Creatalicious Challenges, Becs challenge blog, has Anything Goes as its challenge theme, as does  Cute Card Thursday so I'm entering there  too.
Well that's about it for my card today, don't forget to pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out the inspiration by my talented teamies, why not enter the challenge too and I'll come and visit you to check out your Bingo line!
I'll be back soon, no doubt with one of those baby cards I have to do (I know one's a boy now, born on Friday- Congratulations on the arrival of your little man Sue and Andy!) Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee

21 comments:

Joey said...

Fantastic card Donna, I love that little teapot charm. Joey x

Vicky said...

I love it Donna...! great layout and all your fabulous embellies too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Woo said...

This is such a cool card! Love the teapot! :O) Makes me feel like a cuppa! Great colours and ideal for a Dad! Woo x

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the embellies and string
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Teresa said...

Brilliant card Donna, I love this image and I love how you've coloured it it's fab. Teresa xx

Amy said...

This is such a terrific Father's Day card, love the fun sentiment with the image and the charm is a very cool touch! Love it!

Wishcraft said...

LOVE this Donna, such a fab card :o) Great colours, layout and details, and fab image too - love how you've coloured it. Lisa x

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie i love Jim he os one of my faves, love the colours on here and the tepot is fab thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time hugs pops x

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Donna, I love that teapot :)
& I love your blog too so I'm you're newest follower.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Nina said...

Wooaaw, what a awesome card!! Love the papers and the charm. Great coloured motiv to.

Thanks for joining the "Just sayin" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
Nina.

Katina said...

Wow, fab card Donna! Love your papers, colours and all the detsils. Thanks for joining in with our monthly competition at DSB and good luck! xx

Brenda said...

I love it Dee, what a fabulous card with a fabulous design. I love your tea charm and sliders. Gorgeous coloring as always!!!
Hugs~Bren

Charlene said...

Great Father's Day card Donna. Love the colors, papers and that fabulous teapot that you used on it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Fall Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Wendy Colledge said...

This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the
Paper Play Challenge Blog. Have a wonderful day xx

Di said...

Such lovely colours and a great layout too.
Hugs Di
xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous card. I love how you've coloured the image and the details are fantastic, especially the charm. Thanks for joining in with our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Donna~
Wow I just popped in and I like what I see...
You have some inspirational projects going on..
Love all the cards you make they are so pretty and love all those coloring, images and awesome layout too... I will be your newest follower and if you would hop on over to my blog and follow me too..
Have another crafty day....

Marcea said...

Fabulous card sweetie using our song/movie inspiation. Don't forget to check out our brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
xxx

kaylou said...

aaahh this is super gorgeous , thank you for joining in our anything goes challenge at Creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xx